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US senators propose rise in number of H-1B visas

13:02 30/01/2013
Four senators, two Republicans and two Democrats, have come together to sponsor a new bill in the Senate that could, if it became law, see the US grant 300,000 H-1B visas a year. It would also see a...

US immigration to allow some H-4 visa holders to work

13:46 28/01/2013
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has proposed a change to the immigration law which would allow some H-4 visa holders to work. H-4 visas are granted to the spouse of H class work visa...

Canada to require biometric data with some visa applications from 2013

11:18 14/12/2012
Jason Kenney, the Canadian Minister for Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, has announced that Canada will soon require people from 29 countries and from the Palestinian Territory to...

Report says temporary visa holders are taking Australians' jobs

15:39 30/11/2012
A report from an Australian university has claimed that Australia should substantially reduce the numbers of temporary work visas that it issues. The report was written by Dr Bob Birrell of the...

More Indian applications for US visas are refused

17:04 22/10/2012
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has made it much harder for applicants to get H-1B and L-1 visas since 2008 and this is disproportionately affecting Indian applicants. The...

Indian firms report increased difficulty in getting L-1B US visas

12:41 10/10/2012
Indian firms are reporting that it is increasingly difficult to obtain L category US visas for their staff. Ameet Nivsarkar, a vice president at Nasscom, the Indian software industry body, has said '...